In the first major survey of House Republicans’ attitudes toward raising the debt limit, more than half say they are committed to opposing more borrowing and only 23 of 241 take their leadership’s position that approving more borrowing past the $14.3 trillion limit is essential.
The survey was conducted by WND through calls and e-mails to the offices of members and, when direct responses were not forthcoming, public statements made by the officials were used.
The results are staggering in their lopsidedness, because it takes only 218 votes in the Republican-controlled House to block any effort to raise the debt limit – an action that would precipitate the most drastic cuts in federal government programs in modern history.
A total of 122 House Republicans are already committed to opposing any additional hike in the debt limit, while 54 others says they would do so with conditions – most of which include spending cuts or a balanced budget. An additional 42 members say they are undecided.
Shock the Washington establishment by participating in the “No More Red Ink” campaign and shut down all new plans for bailouts, “stimulus” spending and even the funding for Obamacare.House Speaker John Boehner has repeatedly said publicly that the debt limit will have to be raised, at the same time pushing for spending cuts.
Boehner believes failure to raise the debt limit will result in defaults on loan obligations and poses danger to the government’s credit rating, an assessment he shares with Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke and Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner
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The administration also announced that terrorist trials by military commission would recommence. This is a win for U.S. security, but the country has paid a heavy price for Mr. Obama’s on-the-job training in counterterrorism.
The low-key announcements stand in marked contrast with the bombast with which Mr. Obama approached this issue just a few years ago. During the 2008 presidential campaign, then-Sen. Barack Obama harshly criticized President George W. Bush’s detainee policies. When he took office, Mr. Obama theatrically announced that he would close Gitmo in a year and find a way to give the terror detainees the full due-process rights enjoyed by American citizens.
In so doing, he legitimized the complaints of the worst critics of American counterterrorism policies, including the terrorists themselves.Two years later, some learning appears to have occurred at the White House.
The president’s hasty “close Gitmo” pledge foundered on practical and political grounds. Contrary to the story line peddled by anti-war alarmists, the Bush administration already had released most of the detainees that had been held there, and those who remained were the hard cases who truly threatened U.S. national security.
Trying the detainees in civilian courts raised a multitude of nettlesome questions about public evidence, speedy trials, Miranda warnings and the other aspects of due process that didn’t support the Bush administration’s warfighting approach………………….
Excerpt Read more at washingtontimes.com …
I stumbled on this brief video earlier today.McCarthy could make the same remarks today, every easily.
Read more at youtube.com …
BUT IS THE JUDGE DE FACTO OR DE JURE?
WHAT ABOUT OBAMA?
by Sharon Rondeau
The California Secretary of State‘s website describes Debra Bowen as having “followed through with her commitment to opening up government by making the agency’s work as transparent and accessible as possible.”Mar. 8, 2011 — In December 2008, Capt. Pamela Barnett U.S. Army-Ret. filed a complaint with the office of California Secretary of State Debra Bowen prior to the meeting of the Electors of the Electoral College.
She also asked that the online “Certification of Live Birth” bearing Obama’s name be investigated for authenticity.Capt. Barnett hand-delivered her complaint to the office of the secretary of state and personally observed the clerk stamp the document “Received.”
Barnett told The Post & Email that according to the Help America Vote Act HAVA, Bowen’s office should have provided a response to her complaint within 60 days. However, she received nothing, and 14 months later filed a second complaint requesting an explanation for why she had received no response.
by Neil Turner
Mar. 8, 2011 —
Everyone should remember the tape-recorded message to the IMF Impossible Mission Force, just before the tape self-destructed that originated with the late 1960’s TV series, Mission Impossible.
“As always, should you or any member of the IMF be caught or killed, the Secretary will disavow any knowledge of your actions.”
Marine Sgt. Larry Hutchins proud member of the I MEF: Ist Marine Expeditionary Force and his team allegedly had such an assignment in Iraq in 2006, and they were ‘caught’ not by the so-called ‘enemy’, but by our own so-called ‘leadership’ in government and the top echelons of our Secretaries:
Following a ‘kangaroo’ court-martial wherein Marine Sgt. Hutchins was not allowed to present even a basic constitutional defense such as showing the body of the alleged IMF target, these ‘disavowing’ secretaries threw our honorable IMF team and many others such as the Leavenworth 10 to the sharks of Islamic Jihad, with not a word of support nor an act of defense by their ‘buddies,’ the members of the Marine Corps itself.
Consider these actions recently taken against Marine Sgt. Larry Hutchins:
A far-left think tank partnered with the community activist group ACORN and, founded with input from President Obama, has concocted a $382 billion so-called stimulus plan the group claims will lower unemployment.
The plan was formulated by Demos, whose officials are calling on Congress to incorporate the “stimulus” as lawmakers currently debate how to tackle budget cuts for the year.Demos reportedly told reporters in a conference call this week that their new stimulus plan would create 8.2 million government jobs over two years while lowering unemployment from 8.9 percent to 4.5 percent.”Subversion Inc” unearths ACORN’s gnarled roots of leftist radicalism and its intricate entanglements with President Obama”Poll after poll indicates the American people want job creation over other national goals, including deficit reduction,” Demos Vice President Tamara Draut told reporters.
Demos released its proposal online in a new study entitled “A Public Jobs Proposal For Economic Recovery.” The report claims $46.4 billion would be needed to create 1 million state, local and federal jobs.”The recovery strategy described in this report is conceptually simple: Create jobs for the unemployed directly and immediately in public employment programs that produce useful goods and services for the public’s benefit,” states the study.
Story continues below While the proposal received some news media attention, the media coverage did not mention Demos’ radical ties nor the group’s connection to Obama.Demos has partnered with ACORN and its ally, Project Vote, on several projects.
Demos personalities were among ACORN’s top defenders when the organization was accused of rampant voter fraud in 2008.According to Demos’ own website, while Obama was a state senator in 1999, he served on the working group that founded Demos……………………..
RUSH: We’ve had a number of people say, “You know, Rush, we gotta be very careful. We gotta stick to opposing Obama on the grounds of policy.
He’s a popular guy. I mean, everybody likes him. He’s a warm guy.”He is not! Everybody doesn’t like him.
We’re tying our hands behind our backs, all kinds of self-imposed limitations when we tell ourselves this.